Richard Mofe Damijo

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Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Richard Eyimofe Evans Damijo, popularly known as RMD, was born on July 1961. He is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer and lawyer. In 2008, he was appointed a special adviser, and in 2009, he became a Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.

He was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta state. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club.

RMD enrolled into the University of Benin to continue his education and studied Theatre Arts. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 2005.


Journey Into Acting

RMD started his career by joining the drama club in his secondary school. He later reported for Concord Newspapers, The Guardian and Metro Magazine. While pursuing his law degree in 1997-1999, he featured as one of the lead actors in movies like Hostages, Diamond Ring, etc. He also appeared in a television soap opera, Ripples in the late 80s. His first movie that he wrote and produced was ‘Out of Bounds’. While in his 30s, Mofe-Damijo published and sold ‘Mister’ the first all-gloss magazine for men in Nigeria.


Personal Life

The actor is a proud father of five, three sons and two daughters. He is currently married to Jumobi Adegbesan, a television personality that used to work with AIT talk show, Lunch Break. She has since left to join the corporate world.

His first wife was May Ellen-Ezekiel, professionally known as MEE. MEE was a popular magazine editor, journalist and TV personality before she died in 1996.



Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2005


Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood Awards


Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards


Overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, in the movie Cross Road, Africa Movie Academy Awards


Some of the movies he has starred in include; Out of Bounds, Emotional Pain, The Bridesmaid, Behind Closed Doors, 30 Days in Atlanta, 10 Days in Sun City, The Wedding Party, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, Chief Daddy, Cross Roads, God Calling and many more.

RMD is one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria.


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